Does GM offer a student discount?

General Motors offers discounts to eligible college students, graduate students, and recent graduates. The discounts apply on nearly all models , can amount to several thousand dollars, and include special pricing on Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles.

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How much is the GM college discount?

The amount of the GM student discount varies from vehicle to vehicle, but is often 4-7% of the purchase price. For example, a GMC SIERRA 1500 normally priced at $52,000 is offered at $48,842 after student pricing.

The GM college discount can also be combined with other offers, meaning significant savings in the end.

What GM vehicles are eligible for student pricing?

While most GM models qualify for the student discount, certain vehicle classes are excluded. See the list below for the most current GM models available.


  • Bolt EV
  • Camaro
  • City Express
  • Colorado (excludes Base)
  • Corvette
  • Cruze (excludes L Manual)
  • Equinox (excludes L)
  • Express
  • Impala
  • Malibu (excludes L)
  • Silverado
  • Sonic
  • Spark
  • Suburban
  • Tahoe
  • Traverse (excludes L)
  • Trax
  • Volt


  • Cascada (excludes 1SV)
  • Enclave (excludes 1SV)
  • Encore (excludes 1SV)
  • Envision (excludes 1SV)
  • LaCrosse (excludes 1SV)
  • Regal (excludes 1SV)


  • Acadia (excludes SL)
  • Canyon (excludes SL)
  • Savana
  • Sierra
  • Terrain (excludes SL)
  • Yukon
  • Yukon XL

Unfortunately, all Cadillac models are excluded from student pricing.

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How to qualify for the GM Student Discount?

The GM discount is open to the following:

  • College students currently enrolled at any 2 or 4-year college.
  • Graduate students, currently enrolled.
  • Those who have graduated within the past 2 years.

To qualify, first obtain an authorization code from the GM Website. You’ll need to take this authorization number, along with proof of enrollment or diploma, to a Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC Dealer to receive your discount.

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How many vehicles can I purchase?

You are allowed to purchase up to 2 vehicles per year. If you add this up, that’s a lot of vehicles!

How long do I have to keep the car?

You must keep the car at least 6 months to qualify for the discount.

Can you I share the discount with friends and family members?

No, the GM student discount is just for you.

How long is the authorization code valid?

Your GM college discount authorization code is good for 60 days.

Can the GM College Discount be applied retroactively to a recent purchase?

No. New purchases only.

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